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21 August 2018

Cannabis debate leaves GPs facing a prescribing conundrum

Not long ago, I was interviewed on the radio about whether I would prescribe cannabis, Dr Ellie Cannon writes. I explained that it was unlikely until we had the solid evidence base that it works, as we do with other

Density of outlets selling alcohol ‘linked to hospital admission rates’

University of Sheffield analysed data from over 1million hospital admissions attributable to alcohol over a 12-year period – and found that hospital admissions for alcohol-related emergency care and chronic illness are significantly higher in areas with the most pubs, bars

Support for children of alcohol dependent parents: grant application forms

How non-governmental organisations can apply for funding under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act. Deadline to apply is 7 September.

Channel 4 to get high at The Drugs Café

Set in a Dutch coffee shop and to be aired in the UK, The Drugs Café will invite adults of all ages and backgrounds to take marijuana, sometimes for the first time – in breath-taking disinformation, it claims to bring

Prisons minister Rory Stewart: I’ll resign if drugs and violence don’t go down

Prisons minister Rory Stewart says he will resign in a year if he hasn’t managed to reduce drugs and violence levels in 10 target jails in England, the BBC reported.

Stop smoking options: guidance for conversations with patients

Public Health England guidance supports clinicians in their conversations with patients on options for stopping smoking and their effectiveness; it covers unassisted quitting, self-managed quitting, quitting with expert support, temporarily quitting and cutting down.

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